Under 16 footballers go 3 from 3 in Div 1 as U13s see off Barrog

A super 6 point win for out U13 A football team against a good Naomh Barrog A team last Saturday. At half time they were 1 point down, but a great 2nd half display saw the lads come out on top with a scoreline of 9-06 to 7-06.

The U14 B football squad travelled to Greentrees Park to take on Robert Emmet’s last Saturday afternoon in what were ideal playing conditions. The home side started well and notched a goal in the opening minutes. BSJ responded very well and matched Emmet’s up to the short whistle with the teams level at Robert Emmet’s 2-2 BSJ 1-5. BSJ came storming out of the blocks in the second half and some good build up play ended with the ball in the net and a two point lead. Unfortunately this was to be our last score and the home side dominated the next fifteen minutes notching 1-3 in this period. BSJ never gave up however and playing some great free flowing football missed some good chances including a penalty in the closing minutes. FT Score: Robert Emmet’s 3-6 BSJ 2-5.

Our U15 footballers played a very competitive game versus St. Sylvester’s with the game in the balance right up to the end. But for the crossbar rescuing Sylvester’s on 2 occasions the result might have gone in our favour. A great team performance from the boys and a little unlucky in the end.

Our U16 footballers continued there strong start to Division 1 with a 3rd successive win in a tough hard fought win over St Pats. Missing 7 regular players – including 5 starters from last season’s championship final BSJ started well with a couple of early points. However St Pats responded well with a couple of great scores to level matters on the 10 minute mark. A number of fine scores from man of the match Liam Fenton followed before a decisive goal – scored by Fenton after brilliant work by Liam Smith on 20 minutes. St Pats continued to press and scored the point of the game just before half time. BSJ led 1-8 to 0-3 at the break. The second half was more about BSJ’s defence as St Pats applied the pressure but BSJ had the answers to all St Pats put up to them and ran out 1-11 to 0-6 winners.
Notable mentions – Sean Carroll of BSJ scoring 2 great points from play, another commanding performance from BSJ’s defence who have only conceded 0-15 in the first 3 league games. MOTM Liam Fenton at the centre of all BSJ’s best play.